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university press. it's a collection of scholarly and journalistic articles about the taliban and the environment in southern afghanistan and western pakistan. , and it born as an attempt at new america by a diverse group of researchers to get at some of the diversity of the taliban itself at the time when the united states was puzzling over the rejury gent as a movement and a political force in afghanistan. as a military challenge, and really a challenge that had been neglected in the years after the 2001 defeat of the islamic member of the afghanistan. and which revived and presented itself as a grave d.a. lem that toment obama administration as it arrived in 2009. our effort to cowhat think tanks do. provide ground for it an complexity and granularity about this phenomena. recognizing that the sort of clicheed image of one eyed -- and his band of the devoted and attractable fan net tack was inadequate and falsifying of the problem. so the purpose was not prosecute a particular view of the taliban but just to start to document some sections of the diversity. and some aspect
world, four months after being shot by the taliban. she is pledging her life to helping others. the beautiful game looks ugly. nearly 700 football contest are investigated for match fixing. after five rendered years, richard iii is found buried in a car park. -- after 500 years. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also are around the globe. malala lost part of her skull when she was shot by the taliban, but she did not lose her passion for helping girls go to school. today she speaks on video for the first time since she was attacked four months ago, and promises to carry on working for others. she spoke shortly after having surgery to reconstruct her skull. >> her doctor says she has not shed a tear since she arrived. she has faced her ordeal with determination and calm. this is her, quietly on her way to surgery on saturday. 24 hours later, she was speaking. it is now clear that she has suffered no long-term brain injury or cognitive damage. >> they are like my mother and father. a mother and father are not with me, but i had wonderful doctors and nurse
continues to recover, today the taliban are the focus of talks in london between the leaders of pakistan and afghanistan. the goal is to create a more stable environment for when nato forces leave afghanistan in 2014. the mission is to get the taliban to negotiate peace, but what are the chances? >> 12 years into a war that has cost 440 british lives, the prime minister invited the leaders of both afghanistan and pakistan to talk about the threats facing them all. >> the united kingdom will continue to stand firmly behind both countries as they work together to bring peace and stability to the region. finally, the progress we have achieved today sends a very clear message to the taliban. now is the time for everyone to participate in a peaceful political process in afghanistan. >> as british troops prepared to withdraw from afghanistan and handoff to afghan forces, intense combat like this is rare now. the military believe they have done their job and that this insurgency, like all others, needs a political solution. >> the clock is ticking. we have until the end of 2014, maybe not as lo
, grenades and mortars rain down among a remote outpost in eastern afghanistan. deep in a valley. the taliban had found a perfect target. combat outpost keating. one of the most vulnerable american military outposts in afghanistan. studied by the enemy since it was set up three years before. as seen in the taliban's own video. time and again since the post was created in 2006, its defenses were tested by the taliban. but on that october morning in 2009, the enemy staged its fiercest attack yet. the high ground and their vastly superior numbers gave the taliban a huge advantage. eight americans would be killed in a battle that lasted from dawn till dusk. and would come to symbolize the end of a military strategy to hold remote mountainous outposts constantly under attack. but from the blood and embers, these faces of heroism. soldiers laying down their lives for their brothers. bravery rarely matched in american military history. good evening. i'm jake tapper. in the more than 11 years that the united states has been fighting in afghanistan, more than 2,000 americans have been killed in that w
killers are in jail. dean reynolds on the shooting death of hadiya pendleton. and the taliban robbed afghanistan of its musical soul. but he is bringing it back. >> we can speak in a common language of humanity which is the language of music. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, the most-wanted man in california, fired los angeles cop christopher dorner, appears to be surrounded tonight. he's holed up in a house in san bernardino county east of l.a. dorner was discovered by fish and game officers a little after noon local time today. there have been gun battles and two officers have been wounded. their condition is unknown. this is the sound of one of those gun battles recorded by our correspondent carter evans. (gunshots) >> i hear some screaming. you heard all that gun fire. i see a team of sheriffs deputies in full on fatigues running towards us right now. we are down on the ground behind the fields of our car right now with the doors open. i'm talking to you on speakerphone. we are right, right in the center of the
of human nature right next to each other. there are so many places where -- >> have you met with taliban women? women of the taliban? >> i've met women of afghanistan who have been oppressed by the taliban. i've met with women in pakistan who have been poorly treated by the extremists who are part of the pakistani taliban. so in many places there are organized groups that are determined to turn the clock back on women. but it's not just in the worst places, there are pockets of those kinds of people, men, primarily, some women who support them, but it's primarily male-driven, who really don't want women to have any voice or any role or any rights. and we have to stand up against that wherever it happens. >> you went from being, you know, much maligned as first lady by the right wing to being the most respected woman in america, and perhaps the most famous woman in the world. what does that feel like for you personally? >> i rallyon't think about it. i feel like i've been the same person my entire life. i hope i've learned some things. i hope i've become more effective in doing what, i be
, your life is short. if you criticize the pashtuns, the taliban will come after you. i want ask abdul, do you have protection if you say something that the taliban does not like? because we know karzai's brother was a big man in afghanistan and anytime someone criticized, that person never sees the day of life again. afghanis are good people, but the reality of freedom of press to me is like a joke. you cannot have freedom of press in afghanistan. afghanistan is based on tribe. -- based on tribes. host: can you hang on the line while we get an answer and then come back to you? guest: i think what john is saying is really not the reality of afghanistan. i would put it this way. i don't know if he can get the kind of subscription we have in afghanistan. you can go to my facebook, twitter, and also to my blog and see what i am doing. how i as a reporter, in a normal citizen, a journalist, criticize the government, criticized karzai, criticized -- the way people are somehow creating the problems, it does not mean what they are pashtuns or -- anyone, criticizing just coming and killing peo
hit by mortars. the pakistani school gold shot by that taliban for her campaign to get girls in education is making good progress with a recovery in the uk. many school children are defying the taliban every day by attending classes in areas where schools are being bombed. one of the worst affected regions. over 750 schools have been damaged their in recent years. >> we traveled into dangerous territory on the oscars of the city of peshawar. by day looks peaceful. by night, few dare to move apart from the taliban. and here is what they do. under cover of darkness. this girl's primary school was blown up last month. one of five schools bombed recently in the small community. the militants trying to teach lessons in fear. we found the people's nearby, crammed into a neighboring school. but carrying on with their lessons. the teacher says hanson, who came from the bombed schools? lots of little hands are raised. this is the front line in the taliban swore on education. the school is so crowded now, they are outside sitting in the mud. the older girls have heard about her. she is
trafficking and helman province alone was the fourth largest trafficker of heroin in the world. the taliban controlled the region and this is the environment that the marines came into in 2009 and subsequently it has stabilized significantly since then. so the primary mission of marines in southwest afghanistan is security. but our secondary mission is to assist our interagency partners in kick starting institutions that contribute to a stable nation state. as an educator i joined the team to oversee the portfolio of education and was given the opportunity to implement the country's education strategic plan over the southwest provinces. additionally i was given the national action plan for women and control of two female engagement teams which were marines trained to interact with the population of women because of the pashi culture, the males were not allowed to interact with the women. in order obviously to ensure communities stay strong you have to not only address the men, but you absolutely need to address the women. so we created the female engagement team. with our interagency par
up against the taliban. and there's a lot of work to be done, especially along eastern afghanistan, where insurgents have been infiltrating from safeee havens in pakistan. they're holding territory there. they're launching attacks heretack in kabul. u.s. troops are also focused on the south around kandahar, the birthplace of the taliban. now, it's been announced that the afghans will be taking then lead in the spring. but what we've seen for ourselves is u.s. forces fighting right alongside them, providing the firepower, air support and medical evacuation. >> pelley: charlie d'agata in kabul. charlie, thank you. the president's facing anotheronal national security challenge tonight. late last night, north korea conducted an underground nuclear test, its third test. this could be a crucial step toward building a bomb that could fit on a missile capable of striking the u.s. the u.n. security council condemned north korea's test and the u.s. is threatening to impose additional economic sanctions. at the state of the union address tonight, there will be a great deal said about comprom
world news america." >> malala speaks to the world four months after being shot by the taliban. she is pledging her life to helping others. the beautiful game looks ugly. nearly 700 football contest are investigated for match fixing. after five rendered years richard iii is found buried in a car park. -- after 500 years. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also are around the globe. malala lost part of her skull when she was shot by the taliban, but she did not lose her passion for helping girls go to school. today she speaks on video for the first time since she was attacked four months ago, and promises to carry on working for others. she spoke shortly after having surgery to reconstruct her skull. >> her doctor says she has not shed a tear since she arrived. she has faced her ordeal with determination and calm. this is her, quietly on her way to surgery on saturday. 24 hours later, she was speaking. it is now clear that she has suffered no long-term brain injury or cognitive damage. >> they are like my mother and father. a mother and father are not with me
that was not hostile too much of the rest of the world as it was under the taliban and the al qaeda. if you think about it nato, uh, was organized and created to protect the nato treaty area, well afghanistan is a long way from the nato treaty area. >> all 28 nato member states and 22 allies contributed to the mission now in its second decade. >> in afghanistan 40,000 troops today still are provided, uh, by our allies and partners so that the united states can achieve its objectives in a way that it doesn't have to do by itself, it can do with others, and that's what nato provides. >> i think we have succeeded in what we laid out as a goal right from the outset. the reasons why we are in afghanistan is that we want to prevent the country from once again becoming a safe haven for terrorists who could use that safe haven as a launching pad for terrorist attacks against unites states or europe. and since the international operation in afghanistan started we have clearly seen that afghanistan is not a safe haven for terrorists. >> at the moment i'm fairly confident that we will have reasonable security con
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. >>> for the first time we're hearing from a pakistani girl who was shot by the taliban. taliban. >> i can see you. i can see everyone, and today i can see and i'm getting better day by day. >> the militant group claiming responsibility said they went after her because she promoted girl's ed scags and western think -- education and western thinking. she even made the short list for "time" magazine's person of the year. >>> students are putting their talents to good use. our education reporter sherrie johnson shows how they're making a difference. >> reporter: members of the laser club are hard at work. these students make anything from cabinets to chairs. the list just got a little larger thanks to city school administrators. they bought a state of the art laser machine for students. they said it raise great to see a what city students can do. >> we want them to be prepared for the future, their job. they will learn everything they need to learn on the job. they need to be able to show their employability skills. >> reporter: carve ver's laser skill has a partnership with habitat for humanity, privat
-- today, your life is short but if you criticize the pashtuns, the taliban will come factory. i want asked abdul, the have protection if you say something that the taliban does not like? because we know karzai's brother was a big man in afghanistan and anytime someone criticized, that person never sees the day of life again. afghanis are good people, but the reality of freedom of press to me is like a joke. you cannot have freedom of press in afghanistan rid afghanistan is based on tripe. -- based on tribes. host: can you hang on the line while we get an answer and then come back to you? guest: i think what john is saying is really not the reality of afghanistan. i would put it this way. i don't know if he can get the kind of subscription we have in afghanistan. you can go to my facebook, twitter, and also to my blog and see what i am doing. how i as a reporter, in a normal citizen, a journalist, criticize the government, criticized karzai, criticized -- the way people are somehow creating the problems, it does not mean what they are pashtuns or -- anyone, criticizing just coming and killi
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." the secret service is investigating. there is an update on malala the 15-year-old crusader thatan the taliban tried to murder. we've got an answer on what caused the lights to go out at the super bowl. and we'll take you to one of the world's great spectacles. meet 70 million pilgrims when the "cbs evening news" continues. suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and children one year and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing. have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular
the taliban shot a 15-year-old girl in the head. but now, she is speaking out for the first time. >> today you can see that i'm alive. i can see. i can see you. i can see everyone. >> she says god gave her a second life. in october, taliban militants fired a bullet into her head on a school bus. before the assassination attempt, she had been on the stage winning awards for taking a brave stand against the taliban. she fought for the education of women, something the group tried to end. she vows she will return to pakistan. >> my mission is the same, to help people. and i will do that. >> taliban insurgents threatened to target her again. she is getting medical treatment in britain. she's expected to remain there for sometime. >>> new tonight at 11:00, the daughter that strawn thurman kept secret more than 70 years has died. her name is essie may washington williams and she didn't tell anybody who her dad was until he died ten years ago. she said she did not want to damage his political career. when thurman was in his 20's he growth his family's black made pregnant. >>> still ahead the ravens r
for america's third largest city. >> a report in drop in taliban attacks was wrong. now officials say there was no drop in taliban violence at all. a hot air balloon exploded in a fire ball a thousand feet above the ground, and crashed and killed more than a dozen tourists. we'll talk to a photographer who took pictures and saw it all. it's all ahead, unless breaking news changes everything. >>> first in new york city, the monster snowstorm plowing across midwest is speeding toward chicago, set to hit during the height of the evening rush. dumped snow? kansas and missouri. parts of tax got more than 19 inches. shattering a robert that -- a record that went back to 1893. in oklahoma, the piles of snow collapsed a roof, killing somebody. but the snow is just have the threat. the snow packed winds topping hurricane screen. fueling a fire in texas that killed mother and her twin toddlers. other man in kansas when his suv flipped in texas they called in the national guard to then strand drivers. >> let's begin with mike tone bin who -- tobin who is in kansas city. >> locks like the worst i
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.s.-led military coalition in afghanistan incorrectly reported a decline in taliban attacks last year, peter. >> right. jenna: firms said there was no actual change in the number of the attacks. meaning that it didn't get better there. >> right. jenna: the international attacks on our troops, attacks on international troops, pardon me, were the same in 2012 as 2007 ven. -- 2011. is that normal? do we revise that? what does that mean? >> it certainly the runs against the administration's narrative that things are getting better in afghanistan. i'm very concerned about this. was this a clerical error? things like this can happen. jenna: that is what they're saying. didn't add a number somewhere along the lines. they missed it. >> congress has to look at this. the get some answers. we're talking about drawing troops down there. we talked about terrorism and al qaeda. and we found out from that report we were just talking about a lot of these people trained overseas were trained in afghanistan. now we may have a security vacuum there. we need to reassess what we're doing in afghanistan based on
access to reporters who have access to tell of an spokesperson's? >> first off, the taliban. are not having publication inside afghanistan on. they are able and a broadening program system, it is done a lot. there claims to be from the taliban and then some of the provinces often -- this is not a permanent a radio station. the caliban spokesperson, they are having access to a number of telephones of journalists. they are sending voice messages. they're having journalists it there are and the activities from them. >> to get their side up. >> to say what they think about an issue. >> to independent and jealous. >> to many journalists across the country. what is needed for american troops, for example, before bowell from afghanistan, let's focus more, and more, and the more of the freedom of expression. it is very important to read one without a lash could drive a village people from one place to another place. from the demonstrators, with up to 40 armed one of the results of free media and the free press's is this. let's focus before the withdrawal. >> i have one question. i w
in a decade. >> oh. >> also ahead the pakistani girl shot in the head by the taliban vows not to stop campaigning for the rights of all girls to get an education. >> could you feed your belly on five bucks a day? that's the average budget for someone on snap which used to be food stamps. hundreds of people in montgomery county are taking the ch >>> so what's the weekly food budget for your family, 100 bucks, 200, even more? >> could you survive on a 1/4 of that? bruce leshan is live in rockville to show us how for a lot of people in the region there's no other choice. bruce? >> reporter: yeah, lesli, we are talking about snap, the federal program that used to be called food stamps, $4.28, that's the average daily benefit per person and 20 million children across the country depend on it even here in prosperous montgomery county one in three schoolchildren using snap. >> i'm ready to go. >> reporter: montgomery county councilwoman valerieer vin is lead -- valerie erwin is leading the snap challenge. hundreds of people are voluntarily trying to shop for food for five days on $5 a day.
the taliban have bombed more than 400 mostly girls schools and it's travesty. what's amazing if you go back, they've been written off the government records and not getting funding but some kids are still trying go to school in these villages and i think we owe to those brave children to help those kids finish school and don't worry about the, i.e.d counts but worry about those brave children still trying go to school. this is a school we opened up in 1998. 12 girls in the front row. i asked them to increase it by ten percent a year of the they don't know how to do they're math there. this is what happened one year later. now there's two rows of girls going to school here. this is on the far left in the back, silver beard is the first man to get an education in this school and his story is in the book. incredible story how he left the va ladies and gentlemen and his father booted him across the river and said don't come back until you get your education so he did this and he walked into this urban area and everybody was looking at him if you ask most men there in the back, what's the most p
all around the country will be watching and hopefully for them, celebrating. the pakistani taliban says it carried out an attack that left more than 30 dead in the northwest of the country. fighters wearing suicide vests targeted an army checkpoint in the khyber-pakhtunkhwa. 13 soldiers and police officers were killed, as well as 12 attackers. 10 civilians died, including three women and three children in a nearby house. the taliban says the attack was in retaliation for the death of two of their commanders killed in air strikes by unmanned u.s. drones. turkish leftish group dhkpc has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on the u.s. embassy. the turkish interior ministry says the man entered the country from germany using fake i.d. the u.s. government has advised americans to stay away from diplomatic offices in turkey. egypt's interior ministry vowed to investigate the beating of a protestor on saturday that caused outrage after caught on camera and broadcast live but assurances from the government have done nothing to quell anger. erica wood has more. >> cairo's tahrir square
to the region. >> the army in pakistan has held a massive funeral for the soldiers killed in a taliban attack on saturday. the taliban says that the attack was in response to a u.s. drone strike from last month. sectarian violence led to dismissal of the local government back in january. the central government has taken over, but she a muslims say that they are still being attacked -- shia muslims say they are still being attacked. >> for these men, there are no words. again the community mourns. this time it was for a police officer who shot for being a shia muslim. according to one estimate, over the last 10 years nearly 3000 [indiscernible] shia have been killed in violent acts. every month, the violence continues. january 10, two massive bomb blasts ripped through the streets, killing over 100 people. 86 people have been found and their bodies have been buried, but 17 are still missing and locals say that they will never find them, that their bodies will disburse far too wide in the aftermath of the attack. the rebuilding and damage is still clear from the grief felt by this community. >>
shot in the head four months ago by the taliban was discharged from a british hospital today. she underwent two surgeries over the weekend. she had skull reconstruction and received an implant to restore her hearing and will now continue her rehabilitation at her family's temporary home in england. the taliban shot her then because she was a critic to their on 6 of educating girls. >>> a new pole suggests hillary clinton is the most popular politician in the country today. the quinnipiac university poll found that. clinton everybody surpassed president obama and vice- president biden. she has denied planning a presidential run in 2016 but many political analysts say that may change. >>> power company officials say they now know what caused sunday's power outage at the super bowl. they say a device called a relay failed in the connection between the power line that comes from outside the new orleans superdome and the cable that carries power throughout the stadium. they say the relay had been installed as part of a 4 million dollar upgrade and is actually meant to prevent power ou
, for the first time since shot by the taliban for speaking out in favor of women's education we heard from the uncowed 15-year-old malala yousafzai. >> today, you can see i'm alive. i can see everyone. i can speak. and i'm getting better day by day. it's just because of the prayers of the people. because all the people, men and women, children, all of them have prayed for me. because of these prayers, because of these prayers, god -- god has given me this new life. this is a second life. this is a new life. and i want to serve. i want to serve the people. and i want every girl, every child to be educated. >> in cairo, wednesday, thousands of egyptian men and women took to the streets to protest rampant female harassers in the square. and it the result of rising assaults in tahir. in india, protests against sexual violence continues despite the government to enact new laws on rape and assault. on wednesday, an indian politician accused of raping a teenager in 1976, currently serving with the congress party. and it was documented in a disturbing report titled "breaking the silence". that cal
jazeera that the taliban has to change if it wants to be part of the country 's leadership. >> if the taliban want to play in the future of afghanistan, they're going to have to account for this constitution. they're going to have to account for the rights of women, and they're going to have up -- have to give up violence. and the connections they have had with all kind of. -- all tied up. -- al qaeda. we leave that process to president karzai and his government, where it should properly reside. >> the government has agreed to hold talks with rebel forces. earlier this month, the roots are in opposition volunteered to negotiate with the government. seven new ministers have been appointed. no explanation was given for the changes. government jets on the outskirts of the capital sent in troops to try to capture sections of the key damascus ring road after rebels made gains there. they were tending to stop opposition fighters from moving into the city center -- are trying to stop opposition fighters from moving into the city center. the government is not backing down. >> this
was shot point blank in the head by taliban militants. and she was left for dead. her crime was telling girls to go to school. she survived and was flown here to england where doctors have performed a critical operation. >> i have rights. i have the right of education. i have the right to play. i have the right to sing. i have the right to talk. i have the right to go to market. i have the right to speak up. >> it was those words malala a target of the taliban. she was on her way to school when gunman stopped the van and shot her at point blank range. amazingly she survived and was flown here. the bullet struck malala in the left side of the head, it then went into her neck. and from the side, you see the bullet went right by her ear and damaged her hearing. the hand sized open part of the skull, that's the part doctors removed so spoke to relieve pre the brain as it swelled. and in the latest operation, doctors patched that up, using a custom made piece of tof this physical protection to her brain in the same way a normal skull was. >> doctors also gave her a hearing implant. it won't
constant attack. but in october 2009, the taliban launched the most ferocious assault ever. and unleashed a deadly downpour of fire like shooting fish in a barrel. >> 360 degrees, we were taking, you know, rpgs, machine gunfire, mortar fire was coming in. i mean, it was accurate. it was, you know, on target. it was pinning positions down. >> reporter: the americans were vastly outnumbered, nearly 400 to 52. in the first hour, three u.s. soldiers were killed. others pinned down by gunfire. and with no regard for his own life, romesha led five others on a rescue mission. >> it was going to be a knife fight, getting to where we were going. >> reporter: romesha took out an enemy machine gun and then was blown off his feed by a rocket-propelled grenade. but many americans were still missing. romesha rallied a search party and plunged back into the fight. >> we had so many guys we hadn't heard from in forever. my biggest concern was they were going to take bodies away. we weren't going to let that happen. >> reporter: then the unthinkable. taliban fighters made it inside the wire and on to the
eight men who did not survive an attack from the taliban. >> reporter: you have to see combat to realize how indefensible it was from an attack from east taliban fighters. just 52 american soldiers were down there, plus staff sergeant. >> we were taking everything from very precise sniper fire, automatic weapon fire, machine gun positions. we were taking more indirect fire, rpg fire. >> where was it coming from? >> all 360 degrees around us. from every high point. >> were you taking casualties? >> we had taken casualties from the first barrage of fire that came in and continued to take them throughout the remainder of the fire fight. >> a recreation of the battle shows he was everywhere that day. running across open ground to reenforce one weak point after another. >> at one point, i witnessed three enemy fighters walk straight through our front gate like they owned the place and to see that, you know, it's unreal for a second. but you know, that's ours. we're not going to let them do that. >> how close do you think you came to being over run? >> almost as close as yo
, the odds became clear. these 53 americans were surrounded by more than 300 taliban fighters. what happened next has been described as one of the most intense battles of the entire war in afghanistan. the attackers had the advantage, a high ground, the mountains above. and they run the machine -- they were unleashing everything they had, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, snipers taking aim. to those americans coming -- to those americans down below, the fire was coming from every direction. they had never seen anything like it. gunfire impacting all around them, clinton raised to one of the barracks machine guns. he took aim at one of the enemy teams and took it out. a rocket-propelled grenade exploded, sending shrapnel into his hip, his arm, and into his neck. but he kept fighting, disregarding his own wound, and tending to an injured conrad-- comrade instead. then over the radio came words no soldier ever wants to hear. enemy in the wire. the taliban had penetrated the camp and were taking over buildings. the combat was close, at times as close as 10 feet. when clinton took aim at three
and the pakistani taliban. the largest extremist group in the country. the pakistani estimate that 40,000 people have been killed in terrorist attacks in the country in the past decade alone. pakistan is gearing up for the general elections scheduled to take place in may. there is strong opposition from the public who demand stronger measures against terrorism. nhk world, islamabad. >> we have another story from pakistan. >>> a deadly attack hit the city of peshawar in northwestern pakistan on monday. the target the office of the top political official for the khyber tribal area, a major sanctuary in the country for militants. two explosions of gunfire were heard where tribal officials and members of political parties were gathered for talks. at least five people killed and seven injured. pakistani officials suspect that the attackers were wearing police uniforms at the time. there was no immediate claim of responsibility following the incident. >>> the united states and six asian countries are participating in an annual joint defense exercise hosted by thailand. it is the largest such exercise
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